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What is the rationale for google analytics removing icons next to bold numbers?

I am wondering if Google provided a rationale in their design guidelines for what seems to have been a change in their interface design for the Google Analytics mobile app. The difference (I could be ...
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How to choose a slug for “friendly url”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Underscores vs. hyphens in URLs I'm going to implement a sort of "friendly url" for geography like a regex /<region>/<city>/<category>? and then I wonder ...
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New google homepage ? good or bad ? [closed]

I just saw that google updated its homepage for logged users at least. The top menu bar is redesigned. What do you guys think about it ?
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Google Chrome's setting/option icon a variation of the hamburger menu?

I noticed on a recent Google Chrome update that the setting/option icon changed from the wrench to three dots, which I thought was interesting as this seemed to related to the 'more' symbol but turned ...
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What to highlight in autosuggest options?

When using an autocomplete or autosuggest component, which of the following highlighting options are preferable, and why? Assume user types Mal. The suggestions are: Option 1 (probably the most ...
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Chips and Button Sizes in Google Material Design

If the minimum tap area is 48x48dp (reference: material design accessibility), then what is the logic behind chips being 32dp in height (specs here) and buttons being 36dp in height (specs here)?
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Inline sharing URLs

What's the purpose of these inline URLs? Why clutter the interface when people can easily copy and paste their browser's address bar? Google Maps Google Maps does not change the browser address bar ...
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Store Locator using Google Maps - Initial Zoom Level

I've noticed that store location pages of various Australian retailers and services don't initially position and zoom directly into the users current location even when the GPS coordinates are known ...
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If a user has created an account on my iOS app using Google, how should I handle their effort to also create an email account?

Imagine a user logged into my iOS app using their Google account. Months later, they are trying to create an account using their email address (the same one connected to their previous Google social ...
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Why does Google Calendar use a RED 'Loading…' overlay

I've noticed that Google Calendar uses a red Loading... overlay in the top righthand corner on Ajax actions (e.g. opening a calendar item): I know that Google, being Google, have redefined the usual ...
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What is the universal symbol used to import data?

I was wondering what was the universal symbol of "import data" when I noticed that Google Drive is using the up arrow for "upload" from your desktop which means to "import" in Google Drive. Actually ...
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How to do address autocomplete right?

I'm working on a webshop that wants to introduct automatic address completion using googles Place Automcomplete API. My main focus is usability and getting it right isn't exactly easy. My main ...
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How to change our design or content that users open our website when they see the content? [closed]

Maybe the title is not clear; Because the subject is a little special We are well ranked website and our users are really important for us, and we really care about them. We even don't advertise on ...
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What is the color logic behind big mobile application brands like facebook, google etc.? [closed]

Why is facebook blue? Why is whatsapp green, skype in skyblue, Gmail in Red? What is the color logic behind all these applications?
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How do I improve the QR code scanning experience?

Many people see QR codes, but many people don't know how to use them since an additional app is required. Sometimes TWO apps are required such as Zxing. [2018 update: As of iOS 11, the iPhone's ...
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Is there any research on downsides of Google's undo design?

Google often uses an undo system where an action is followed by a popup asking if you want to undo the latest action. This is probably satisfying for the most of us - but how often do people regret ...
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How to get people to click on the G+1 button

I would like my visitors to click on the G+1 Google plus button. What is the best way to achieve that - where should the button be located? Would adding it to the order confirmation page after a ...
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Auto-suggestion difference between Google Search and Google Maps [closed]

I've noticed that the auto-suggest behavior in Google Search and Google Maps is different. If you search in Google Search and enter "exa", you'll get suggestions like "exa mple". If you do the same ...
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Why when you click an app in the Google Chrome, the app icon become larger not smaller?

When you click something you expect the size of that object or thing become smaller. But in Google Chrome when you click on an app, the icon of that app becomes larger. I'd like to know why Google ...
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Why does the Google logo sometimes take you back to search and sometimes take you back to the product?

The title is a little lengthy -- I know -- but please bear with me on this one. I observed today that some Google sub-sites (namely Google Images, Google Books, Google Shopping) redirect to Google's ...
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Why is the Google Maps Places Autocomplete API so uncommon in signup forms, but so common in search?

When looking at signup forms, the standard is always to break it down in address, house number, city, zip code, country; all in separate input fields for the user. But when you look at search on ...
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Which social login should I use, Google OAuth2 or Google+?

Google supports 4 ways to "sign in with google" OAuth OAuth2 Google+ Google Apps I want a generic "sign in with google", I'm not doing anything app-specific, so the last one is out. Presumably ...
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Should android app with maps have zoom in/out buttons

I am working on an android app that uses google maps. The app uses google maps to help users select a location. Should i add buttons for zoom in and zoom out on the map? I find that the default ...
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Google Chrome extensions and revenue without ads

A few years ago I developed a Google Chrome extension which unexpectedly got a fair share of users. Recently, I've been contacted by a company which devolves a big chunk of it's profits to a ...
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A/B Testing and Duplicate Content [closed]

Now that Google can crawl/index content from JavaScript, how are page variants treated by Google by serving a slightly different versions when A/B testing? Is it advisable to add references to the ...
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What does the google search homepage ( https://www.google.co.in/?gws_rd=ssl ) lack in design? [closed]

Google has kept its homepage clean with minimum possible buttons, but what still this homepage lacks from design point of view? Or what else could be added to it or removed to make it a better design?
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Is not redesigning an entire website at once bad for UX?

I have a website that I recently updated. I redesigned most of the website, but there's still some pages and features that are "old." Will this be a bad experience for users when they navigate to a ...
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What are the advantages of websites (eg:Gmail) not using a cursor:pointer for interactive elements?

Taking the example of Gmail, when you hover over "Sign out" or "Add account" buttons the cursor is instead of Is there any particular reason behind that? There are clear drawbacks (less ...
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How does Apple/Google/other calendar see post-midnight? [closed]

As extension to my other question: Time after midnight, user experience Does Apple/Google/other calendars see post-midnight as very early this day, or very late this day? I can't test it myself, but ...
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Implementing Google Material Design on non-digital products

Reading through the Google Material Design principles and explanations, it seems like they have abstracted the design of products to a high level that is applicable to a range of traditional and ...
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Good way to make a user locate his/her property's location in google map?

I am building an apartment rental website and I am implementing a feature that will allows the owners to specify the location of the unit to be rented on Google map. Part of the process of a adding ...
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Video without a scrubber [closed]

In google's machine learning crash course they have embedded youtube videos without scrubbers if you need to seek through the video you have to use the buttons below the video. Why are they doing this?...
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Google new Task application inconsistent UI

Visual design is part of user experience design, hence its safe to ask question related to visual inconsistency on this platform. Question If anyone of you has used the new google task application, ...
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Should I rely on Google Translate?

The majority of my users access my website with Google Chrome. Google Chrome has Google Translate built-in, which lets you translate webpages. Instead of manually creating separate website locales for ...
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Google Design Cards - Rich Media Giffs Acceptable?

Going by the specs for Google Design Cards, does anyone know if animated gifs are acceptable for the rich media?
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Google Search Bar?

I wanted to test the waters and see how other fellow usability people felt about Google's search bar in all of their sub sites. For instance if you are on google search, on google drive, or in Gmail ...
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Authentication pop up on a desktop app: what if it is much bigger than main app window?

I am working on a desktop app that requires authentication. It allows federated authentication using different services, Google among them. Most probably, we'll use a pop up with a browser window to ...
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Fullname vs username and how to ask for username after Social Login

I am building a mobile application where users can post/rate songs they like. I have three ways of registering: email+password, facebook login and google login. From my personal experience, some ...
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Is there any reason Google does not provide any filter beyond bare search bar?

I have recently used the Russian Search Engine yandex.ru and was impressed by their filters assisting in easier search, see for instance, this page, here the screenshot: Any reason Google or Bing is ...
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Why has Google increased radius of UI elements? [closed]

It has been like a month I have noticed Google is testing UI elements such as inputs and buttons that are curvier. As you see in the screenshot, theinput has much more radius than the previous one. ...
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If the hamburger menu is bad UX why do Google still use it [closed]

A lot of Google's applications make use of the hamburger menu, including the FABs without descriptive text for the icons. Why do they still keep at it since most UX researches/analytics have proved ...
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Why does Google add o's to their name to signify result pages? [closed]

Why have the word Google spelled with ten o's? Why have it there at all? The red letter o signifies the page you are on in correlation to the page number below it, but why have that connection in the ...
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What you call this web site menu element?

The Google material design is new, I like to know how you call this menu element, or how will you name it: The page link:https://developers.google.com/ios/guides/cocoapods **The item we are talking ...
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Replicated bars and menus consistency

So, using Google tonight I noted, in the results page, some links get duplicated among two bars, one anchored at the top, and a second one below the search box. You can compare the initial page with ...
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Google Keep - “Submit”-Button instead of “New-Line” in Textfield - User-friendly?

Some of you might know "Google Keep", where you can create notes. Everytime I use this app I'm wondering if this "submit"-design is smart or not. I'm always confused and press the button on the top (...
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Why google is not following material design on gmail? [closed]

Almost every app in gsuite including google drive, keep, classroom etc. are on material guidelines including the forum but why not Gmail? Is there a particular reason for this?
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Gmail vs Google Inbox. How bad would it be if Google kills Gmail now? [closed]

What's the difference between GMAIL and INBOX and why does google develop both of them? (even due they are both mail agents)
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Google fake results count [closed]

I was developing pagination on big data, and tried to see the UX of Google search results. After number of test tries, I came to following conclusion that Google displays fake total results found. If ...
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Can I access older versions of Google Search? [closed]

I am doing a workshop that involves touching on the subject of UX to students that I am assuming have no knowledge of this area (mainly high level manager types). I have a number of slides explaining ...
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Google travel distance vs. straight line distance

I have an mid-sized(ish) app that plots a user's home address on a map, along with a number of locations. Those other locations are also displayed in a list. Each location has the distance from home ...